Artist Undone

Artist Undone I can see where you are going Up shit creek with a paddle He was right That is where I was going It was the kind of thing that my analyst had always warned me against You are at an inflexion point in

  • Title: Artist Undone
  • Author: V. Sanjay Kumar
  • ISBN: 9789350092569
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I can see where you are going Up shit creek with a paddle He was right That is where I was going It was the kind of thing that my analyst had always warned me against You are at an inflexion point, in a mood to do the irrational and the irreverent He forgot irreversible Harsh Sinha Fat, F ked and Forty is so moved by a painting bearing this name and a com I can see where you are going Up shit creek with a paddle He was right That is where I was going It was the kind of thing that my analyst had always warned me against You are at an inflexion point, in a mood to do the irrational and the irreverent He forgot irreversible Harsh Sinha Fat, F ked and Forty is so moved by a painting bearing this name and a compelling likeness to him, that he spends a large chunk of his life s savings on it Announcing a year long sabbatical from his advertising job in Mumbai, he returns to Chennai to his wife and daughter, determined to spend quality time with them Sadly, his wife Gayathri no longer wants him she is interested in the artist next door The artist, Newton Kumaraswamy, is an inveterate womanizer and a famous thief his every work an ode to that acknowledged master, Francis Newton Souza With no job to turn to, and no family to lean on, Harsh returns to Mumbai to let himself freefall further into the seductive world of contemporary Indian art and artists Sharp, rough, and written with biting candour, Artist, Undone is a beguiling narrative of one man s understanding of the creation, the commerce and the critiquing of contemporary art It is also a montage of lives changed mauled, redefined and occasionally redeemed by it.

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    1. ‘I can see where you are going. Up shit creek…with a paddle.’He was right. That is where I was going.It was the kind of thing that my analyst had always warned me against: ‘you are at an inflexion point, in a mood to do the irrational and the irreverent.’He forgot irreversible.Harsh Sinha, forty, decides to take a year off from his work to spend some quality time with his family. He was based in Mumbai and his family in Chennai. After years having spent weekends with them he is fed up [...]

    2. I would not consider myself to be a critic of any book but I can express my liking towards one. As far Artist Undone is considered, I am fan of it. The best way to read this book is to have no expectations out if it. A brilliant start by a debut writer.

    3. By Sanjay Kumar. Grade: AYou know the person in the art gallery who looks around incredulously wondering why anyone would pay a small fortune to obtain the hideous thing hanging on the wall? Yeah, that’s me. A complete art illiterate who after reading this book has perhaps come to a small understanding, that to appreciate art, you needn’t always understand it.Because as Picasso said, “Everyone wants to understand painting. Why don’t they try to understand the song of the birds? Why do th [...]

    4. Artist, undoneEver since i read ' How to be both' by Ali Smith, i had always longed to read a book like that. i came close to a seeing a book of that kind in ' How to paint a dead man' by Sarah Hall. Both these books happened more than six months back. I had since forgotten about and lost hopes of finding book of that kind again. But then, out of the blue, this book ' Artist, undone' happened and that too blooming most expected out of my own backwaters, it has come as a refreshing, cool drizzle [...]

    5. When I first read Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger, I was blown away by a feeling that can only be described as, “Wow, I have never ever read anything like this before. What a book.” It left me shaken and disturbed in all the wrong places, while also marvelling at the piece of true literary beauty I had just had the privilege to read.I won’t say V Sanjay Kumar’s first novel Artist, Undone had an equal impact on me but it did remind me of The White Tiger in that I felt the same feeling o [...]

    6. Artist, Undone is like being on an Adventure Island, not really knowing what to expect but in the end you will be more than happy to have taken this trip. It is the narrative of one man's understanding of the creation, the commerce and the critiquing of the contemporary art. It is also finding your true self even when it is late in life with redeeming qualities and redefining perspectives.The novel traces the life of Harsh Sinha - who sees a similar portrait of himself in a painting(Titled: Fat, [...]

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